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Happy 2008 Labor Day Weekend - Be Safe - 08/29/08 08:54 AM
Well, since this is "Labor Day" weekend, I thought that I would just say a few words that apply to everyone, NOT just residents of the West San Gabriel Valley. Anyway as you prepare for your long Labor Day weekend, I know many of you will be on the road traveling to see friends, family or taking in one last vacation before the summer ends (this Labor Day weekend is considered by many to be the last days of summer and is a big cookout day), even if gas prices are higher than normal (just get use to this, the rest of (0 comments)
West San Gabriel Valley Maintenance Personnel - 08/27/08 01:59 AM
Below are a few maintenance people that you might consider using if you own a home or investment property in the West San Gabriel Valley. At one time or another, I used the services that they provide on either my own properties, properties that I manage, or properties that I have under contract and was very satisfied. If you own a home or investment property in the West San Gabriel Valley and are thinking about selling it, then I suggest that you give the maintenance person a phone call. You can either do the deferred maintenance before selling your property and (0 comments)
What To Do When Your Home Isn't Selling - 08/25/08 10:43 AM
Selling a home is much like interviewing for a job. It's all in the presentation that determines the outcome - you sell your home - you are offered a job. Presentation is a key factor in selling a home, because the cleaner, sleeker and uncluttered your property appears, the more likely a buyer will visualize your home the way they would like to see it as theirs. This presentation preparation often called "staging" includes each room inside your home, as well as any additional outside structures and landscaping. Obviously a clean garage and a well-landscaped yard is going to look appealing (0 comments)
This is one of the most common home buying questions,because choosing a loan to purchase a home is a very important decision and one that will have to be made before the home buying process can begin. There are pros and cons to each type of home loan that is offered, and they all evolve around your finances -- the money you have and the money you need to borrow to buy a home. A loan covers the gap between what you have and what you need. The major home loans are fixed-rate and adjustable. A fixed-rate mortgage has (0 comments)
Sites To See In West San Gabriel Valley - 08/20/08 12:24 PM
You will find the Norton Simon Museum which houses many famous impressionist paintings, ranging from Renoir to Degas. Among the masterpieces here are no fewer than 45 works by Picasso. In addition, do not miss a chance to visit the Huntington Library which houses many famous art collections as well as their famous botanical gardens. This library is known as the home of Thomas Gainsborough's iconic The Blue Boy. The Huntington Libray is free to Southern California visitors 1 Thursday a month. It is one of the most impressive portrait galleries in the world. You will also find at the Huntington (0 comments)
What Pitfalls to Avoid and How to Avoid Them - 08/18/08 01:09 PM
No one wants to be involved in a real estate deal gone badly. The process of buying a home is stressful enough, and you don't need potential pitfalls along the way to steer you off the right way to invest in the home of your dreams. One big advantage successful real estate investors have is they understand the terminology that sellers, real estate agencies, mortgage lenders and the Internet use to entice you into buying a home. For example, if you see the term, "fixer-upper", you can assume that the home needs major work. You may spend less to buy it, (0 comments)
Utilizing a Real Estate Investment for Passive Income - 08/14/08 02:10 PM
Passive income is defined as an investment that gives you back income without you having to exert much effort at all. A career in real estate is one of the best ways to practice passive income investment. Flipping houses is one way to begin. Start the flipping process by finding homes that need some fixing up or homes that are in foreclosure. With this kind of real estate investing, you invest a little and stand to make a sizeable profit. You don't need a great deal of money, but you can expect to begin making a profits that could allow you (0 comments)
My Favorite Restaurants While You Visit The West San Gabriel Valley - 08/13/08 03:16 AM
My favorite restaurants that I highly recommend when you visit us in the West San Gabriel Valley are: Arcadia: 1. Paco's Mexican Restaurant (626) 357-2279 200 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CAMy Rating: 4 out of 5 starsPaco's is a TASTY restaurant. Great place to have your lunch. 2. Carmine's Italian Restaurant (626) 445-4726 311 E Live Oak Ave, Arcadia, CAMy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars I love Carmine's food. The gnocchi is the BEST. 3. May Mei Restaurant Incorporated (626) 574-1318 639 W Duarte Rd, Arcadia, CAMy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars My wife and I call this our favorite (1 comments)
Types of Real Estate Investments - 08/11/08 09:14 AM
Successful real estate investment depends on the type of property you ae investing in and finding the types of investments that offer a high yield and resell profit. Successful investment real estate, in principal, is very simple. Find low cost investment real estate in a high yield market, purchase, wait, and resell for profit. The trick to being successful is to know where, how and through whom to buy your investment real estate. For example, a current type of investment that is hot is preconstruction real estate. This type of investment gives an investor the opportunity to find a location and (0 comments)
Should You Buy Or Lease A Home - 08/08/08 09:23 AM
There are many reasons to buy a home, especially if you are currently leasing one and feel like you're getting nothing back every time you pay the rent. In fact, in many cases buying does offer more in return if you have the necessary funds to make this type of investment. In order to buy a home there are certain factors to consider including your credit rating, money in the bank for a down payment and a desire to stay in one place for at least a few years. If you feel confident that you meet these requirements, then it's time (0 comments)
Tips For Selling Your Home - 08/06/08 09:41 AM
If you're thinking about selling your home, before you make a move there are some ways that you can make the home selling process smoother and more financially rewarding. The first important step that might take some time is getting your home ready to sell. Even if you've just renovated, there is a way to you're your home presentable to viewers, so that a potential buyer can visualize how he or she sees the home the way they would like it decorated. This process is known as 'staging'. It basically involves cleaning up clutter and allowing for as much clean space (1 comments)
Home Loans - 08/04/08 09:43 AM
Home loans make the process of buying a new home more affordable and give you the opportunity to purchase a home that might not otherwise be possible. To understand home loans, you must understand the mortgage programs available. They include Conventional Loans, which are mortgage loans that are provided by non-government sponsored lenders and include Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, Combination (Hybrid), Balloon Mortgages and Pledge Asset, Jumbo and Reversible Mortgage loans. Conforming loans are conventional and meet terms and conditions that are issued by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These companies purchase mortgage loans from lending institutions and resell them to (0 comments)
Why West San Gabriel Valley Real Estate - 08/01/08 03:24 PM
The West San Gabriel Valley is a geographic area approximately 374 square mile and serves as the eastern gateway to Los Angeles and Southern California. The West San Gabriel Valley is home to more than 2 million California residents living in 31 incorporated cities and many unincorporated communities. The West San Gabriel Valley is the birthplace of Southern California! Located in Los Angeles County, the West San Gabriel Valley lies just east of the City of Los Angeles. It offers everything a company looks for when melding comfortable lifestyles for its employees with business and logistic needs. Steeped in history, the (0 comments)
Why Buy A Home In The West San Gabriel Valley - 08/01/08 10:03 AM
The West San Gabriel Valley is a geographic area approximately 374 square mile and serves as the eastern gateway to Los Angeles and Southern California. The West San Gabriel Valley is home to more than 2 million California residents living in 31 incorporated cities and many unincorporated communities. The West San Gabriel Valley is the birthplace of Southern California! The West San Gabriel Valley offers very affordable homes as compared to the rest of Los Angeles county. The West San Gabriel Valley is your best destination for living well and working hard. Corporate executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs all flourish here. Workers, skilled (0 comments)
Getting Over the Fear of Money of Buying Real Estate - 08/01/08 09:29 AM
For those investing in real estate, you may find there are several unknowns that have to be accounted for that are related to money. This investment relates to both homeowners as well as those involved in the real estate business. There are several common fears that are related to money in real estate. One of the major fears that many deal with when it comes to real estate is the risk of investing hard-earned money. Buying a new home usually means taking out a loan that may make your new mortgage payments higher than you currently paying, or put you in (0 comments)
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